Custom-blended hormone therapy may not be accurate, says study

Topics Hormone therapy


Women who fill prescriptions for custom-blended hormone therapy may get capsules or creams that don’t contain the correct amount of medicine, a recent study suggests.

Researchers focused on what’s known as compounded hormone therapy — prescriptions that are custom-blended by pharmacists instead of factory-made by drug companies and approved for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sometimes these formulations are marketed as “bioidentical,” and touted as being more like naturally occurring.....

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